Do you have questions about the libertarian philosophy? Do you want to explain it to family and friends in a short but compelling way? Do you want examples of how liberty works in the real world rather than just an ivory-tower theory?
In Short Answers to the Tough Questions, Dr. Ruwart has compiled hundreds of questions and her short, succinct answers from her 15-year web column with The Advocates for Self-Government.
Short Answers is a great resource for libertarians, candidates, and those who are exploring what libertarianism is all about. Dr. Ruwart's award-winning book, Healing Our World, which is available on Amazon, makes a great complement to this audiobook.
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Probably, because I don't have the print version. It was easy and pleasant to listen to, though. In fact, it was a very enjoyable "read" (listen)-the writer definitely put forth a powerful argument on the benefits of Libertarianism! The only part that was a stretch for me were the answers on Fascism and Terrorism-I think they might be a bit unrealistic
I'm not sure, as this was a one-of-a-kind book!
No-this was my first
An Argument for Libertarianism
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review
Yes, if they wanted to know more about the Libertarian ideals, as I did.
The question and answer format works in terms of organizing the vast material (from animal rights to gun control and every issue in between.) The narrator, too, was an asset to the material.
Her voice. Intelligent and warm. Her narration flows excellently with a smile in her tone. It's arresting to listen to and I never got tired of it.
No, I listened in sections, on my morning commute.
A well done audiobook and I learned a lot. I didn't agree with all in it but I could see the reasonable theory behind almost all of the issue as discussed in the book. I'm glad I got it - it widened my understanding about what the word "Libertarian" really means.
This ginger likes to read.
No. I got everything I needed the first time.
If I ever encounter a person with burning questions about Libertarians - sure.
She narrated the book in a clear unaccented way I enjoy. I am a fan of narrators that do not embellish or "interpret" what they are reading. She does an excellent job delivering the content in a smooth and relaxed voice.
What does this question even mean? It is 8 hours and 17 minutes long. I have listened to a book in a day, but there were interruptions. This book was a bit beyond my interests for me to listen to in one sitting. Also, I received the book for free so I could review it. And I can honestly say it's hot stuff if you are a Libertarian, but I am not. I think I am a Scorpio, or at the very least a person who takes beliefs and politics serious enough not to form an opinion after one book.
I would have found the book more engaging with a primer on Libertarianism. I would at least like to know a basic history and a few interesting characters. This whole subject was a bit of a head scratcher. I remember being enthralled by the subject a five years ago, but now it just feels naive. When I was in my early twenties I read Atlas Shrugged and thought it was amazing. Now I am more interested in how real people deal with real life.
Yes, any of my politically-minded friends who are Independents, some Republicans, and Libertarians would find this to be an excellent audiobook. I would also recommend it to the political novice seeking more information about liberty and politics. I don't think Democrats would particularly agree with the vision in this work, however. The audiobook offers a wealth of information and good insights on virtually all topics as to how we could approach our lives, civic relationships, and government with a libertarian This audiobook lays out very clear, very accessible information about what Libertarians actually believe, from the source, with grace and even some humor. There are also roadmaps offered for how to practice more libertarian lifestyles, although some of it seems difficult to achieve unless EVERYONE is on board with this philosophy.
I enjoyed listening to the Questions and Answers at a good pace, not to slow and not to fast. The narrator's voice is perfect for this and she kept my attention throughout the listen. I was a little sorry when it was over because her tones are soothing and also interesting to the ear.
I have listened to this narrator in other books and this is a departure for her in terms of the non-fiction subject matter. But Marie Rose's inflection was spot on and gave off just the right vibe - friendly, knowledgeable, not preachy, not hard sell. She conveyed the subject matter in a sensible, light and pleasant way that didn't come off as bossy or argumentative. When people discuss politics they can be sometimes condescending, but the narrator thankfully avoided being heavy-handed with the political opinions in the book.
I learned a lot more about Libertarianism from listening than I ever thought I would. The notions that Libertarians have on animal rights and animal conservation, for example, was not something I had thought about before. I'm still digesting all of the thoughts and information in this book; it definitely gave me not just food, but a whole banquet for thought.
I was given this audiobook in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
maybe not the book for swaying a non libertarian but a great rescource for existing or those wishing to learn more. not representative of all libertarians which author points out. the performance was good but given the subject matter it may come off snudy to some.
After finishing this book you will be better prepared to confidently respond to challenges to libertarianism in a well reasoned manner.
Very well thought out answers for the most part. There were only a handful of answers I felt were glazed over. I am an experienced student to the philosophy of Anarchy and I did enjoy the book. I would recommend it to anyone trying to become more confidant in answering the questions freedom minded individuals get bombarded with.
I purchased this book to explore libertarian thought. Because this is basically an audiobook of questions and answers from a forum type post the content is short and sometimes repetitive. I felt it gave me a lot of food for thought though so I did not regret the purchase.
About the narrator: I feel that this is a tough format to narrate well. However, for the first several minutes I seriously thought Microsoft Sally was reading this book. Considering this is back-and-forth questions and answers it also might of been helpful to have a male voice read the questions and a female voice read the answers. Or have the narrator use different voices for the question and the answer.
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